Trainability in lexical specificity mediates between short-term memory and both vocabulary and rhyme awareness

@inproceedings{Goch2017TrainabilityIL,
  title={Trainability in lexical specificity mediates between short-term memory and both vocabulary and rhyme awareness},
  author={Merel M. van Goch and Ludo Verhoeven and James M. McQueen},
  year={2017}
}
A major goal in the early years of elementary school is learning to read, a process in which children show substantial individual differences. To shed light on the underlying processes of early literacy, this study investigates the interrelations among four known precursors to literacy: phonological short-term memory, vocabulary size, rhyme awareness, and trainability in the phonological specificity of lexical representations, by means of structural equation modelling, in a group of 101 4-year… CONTINUE READING